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Repairs by CrimsonMagpie Repairs by CrimsonMagpie
A spot illustration from the book ~VonBrrr and I created. The skyship's carpenter repairs damage taken in battle.

Due to time constraints this had to be rushed, although the upside of this is that I learned how to create certain effects quickly. It's also the first project in which I put to use the many things learned from reading James Gurney's fantastic books Colour & Light and Imaginative Realism.

Since the pages were to use image textures I decided to have hard-edged images to avoid white bleeding into paper texture, as I thought the latter would look silly. Not sure if I made the right call there....



Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 21cm 11.69 x 8.27"
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely detailed representation of a carpenter works on the repairs of recently damaged battleship. The detailing looks okay, but in some parts it looks rough and less refined, Like some of the shadowed details in the piece (the hull of the ship and the back of the carpenter) and the lighting could be a bit more intensity from the hole in the ship.

Not bad regardless. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I was trying for a very realistic look, but was somewhat hampered by the lack of time available, which is also responsible for the rather rough finish of the rendering. I'm glad you like it though, and maybe I'll get round to reduxing it one day. =p
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if you do get around to doing it, I'll be more than happy to check it out too. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The anatomy is great here, did you use any reference? :O And I think this is one of the most realistic paintings I've seen in your gallery, especially because of the lighting. Did you just paint a thick layer of white over the skin to get that effect? :B
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :meow: Nope, no anatomical reference or anything like that; I was too lazy and rushed for that luxury. Indeed, I had to resort to just slapping white on for the highlights. Looks better than it should though. :dummy:
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You didn't even use reference for the arm? :noes: I can't draw arms like that. :C
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Just practice. It's not that accurate though; it's what Phil Hale calls 'a short hand for musculature'. =p
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
We actually studied the arm muscles at a course last week, it makes much more sense now. :nod: Except I forgot everything. :C
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